Business owners invited to Mind Your Business

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Business owners invited to Mind Your Business

In its continued drive to assist the small business sector improve their operations and make it easier for them to do business the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture continues its “Mind Your Business Development Series.”

This series specifically targets the small and medium sized enterprise owner or manager and seeks to provide the practical skills and know how needed to operate their business more profitably.

The fourth program is entitled “Customs Knowledge – Trade Facilitation” and is meant to strengthen business persons ability and increase their knowledge on the subject so they can navigate through the import and export process easily.

The program will bring participants “up to speed” with the procedures for import and export of goods as well as the requirements of Customs and the St. Lucia Air & Sea Ports Authority in an effort to reduce cost and maximize efficiency.

The Customs Knowledge – Trade Facilitation program will focus on:

1)    The relationship between Customs & SLASPA that operate at the Ports and Airports.
2)    The Importation Process : From Ordering of the Goods to Delivery at Destination
3)    Concessions
a.    Agency Duties performed by Customs
4)    Fiscal Incentive Act,   Tourism Incentive Act
5)    Preparation of a S A D – Asycuda World,
a.    Documentation,
b.    Value for Duty
6)    Abatement, Drawback and Refunds : The Appeal Commissioners
7)    Powers of the Customs Officials
8)    Trade Facilitation,
a.    Cost of Doing Business

Customs Knowledge – Trade Facilitation will be held on Monday 29th October 2012 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm and will be facilitated by Mr Aldrick George, President of Customs Association and former Acting Comptroller of Customs.

Small and Medium sized enterprises are invited to participate in this Development Series as we are confident that you will benefit from the knowledge, skills and techniques you will learn in addition to the significant benefits you will gain from the networking which also takes place. MYB uses a workshop format that aims to provide immediately usable and useful skills.

Please contact the St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture for further information.  1-758-452-3165 and email [email protected]

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